Hotel 1900

17 rue des Bains, Houlgate, Basse-Normandie, Normandy, 14510, France | Hotel
 

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Homeward bound

A travel blog entry by startrailers

Its our last day.Up at 5.30 We moved pitch last night, so we're on the main drive up to the chateau, so that we don't disturb anyone when we drive off.
Arrive at Ouistreham in good time and have our breakfast, while waiting in the ferry queue.
Its high tide and windy, so the ...

Normandy, land of cheese, cidre and sobering tales

A travel blog entry by travels.with.br

5

... heroism from both the troops and the locals. The Canadians played a massive part and it was they who finally freed the town by removing the last remaining Germans - 50 Hitler youth holed up in the girls' school.
One man was executed by the Germans for being a spy, his crime? Keeping homing pigeons which he could have used to communicate with the English!
It was fascinating and humbling to read the tragic tales and, as seems to be the way with ...

Je suis fatigue - I'm pooped!

A travel blog entry by susannarachel

11

... to see inside. Beautiful soaring space, slender stone columns holding aloft the vaulted stone ceiling, stained glass and hush, it was lovely. Came out and returned towards home with a detour to Balleroy. Like our trip to Combourg, we came into town and there were no signs to the chateau. The road curved left and went up a very long, very wide boulevard, incongruous in what seemed a rather seedy little town. Up the long hill we went and decided to turn around at ...

Day 3

A travel blog entry by wendyporter

13

... landed on D-Day. Then the German cemetery, Utah Beach, Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach, the American cemetery, and then a German stronghold point above Omaha. It was a full day! We ate lunch at Utah Beach at Café Roosevelt - they really love Americans here, which is wonderful. Our tour guide was a sweet young girl of 22 but a bit ditzy, and a terrible driver. Her English was terrible but I didn't ...

Delayed-Bayeux, a history lesson& friendly french?

A travel blog entry by kar60

17

... of concrete – even today you feel very safe inside. But you do wonder what the German soldiers felt like as the sun rose to reveal 6,000 boats in the water – up and down the coast.

Our next stop was Omaha Beach - Dog Green Sector – The Allied invasion spanned many miles of beaches with the American forces landing at Utah and Omaha Beach. The first American wave reached Utah beach and Omaha beach at 06h30 meanwhile the ...

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This hotel, located on 17 rue des Bains, Houlgate, is near Calvados Boulard.
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